Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
1.12s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s SpeedIndex
2.93s First CPU Idle
2.93s Time To Interactive
3s Visually Complete
6.63s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
2.5s SpeedIndex
3.83s First CPU Idle
3.83s Time To Interactive
4.16s Largest Contentful Paint
4.37s Fully Loaded
4.8s Visually Complete

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.23s SpeedIndex
1.58s First CPU Idle
1.58s Time To Interactive
1.8s Visually Complete
1.91s Largest Contentful Paint
2.38s Fully Loaded

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#4 THE TELEGRAPH
0.22s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.81s Largest Contentful Paint
1.86s SpeedIndex
2.19s First CPU Idle
2.19s Time To Interactive
2.8s Visually Complete
13.04s Fully Loaded

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#5 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.36s Largest Contentful Paint
2.31s SpeedIndex
7.26s First CPU Idle
7.26s Time To Interactive
15.1s Visually Complete
17.56s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.06s Backend
0.8s Start Render
2.72s SpeedIndex
4.47s Largest Contentful Paint
4.5s Visually Complete
7.11s Fully Loaded
7.41s First CPU Idle
7.41s Time To Interactive

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#7 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.25s SpeedIndex
1.25s First CPU Idle
1.25s Time To Interactive
1.33s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Fully Loaded
2.3s Visually Complete

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#8 PRAVDA
0.46s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.86s SpeedIndex
0.94s First CPU Idle
0.94s Time To Interactive
1.01s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Visually Complete
1.35s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.08s Backend
1s Start Render
1.73s SpeedIndex
2.46s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Visually Complete
3.95s First CPU Idle
3.95s Time To Interactive
8.39s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.27s Backend
1s Start Render
1.08s Largest Contentful Paint
1.35s SpeedIndex
2.55s First CPU Idle
2.55s Time To Interactive
3s Visually Complete
22.62s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
1.8s Start Render
2.28s SpeedIndex
2.52s Largest Contentful Paint
3.4s Visually Complete
4.03s First CPU Idle
4.03s Time To Interactive
7.2s Fully Loaded

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